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Technology Coded magnetic thread: FluxSecure by Schreiner
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Type Covert or coded feature
System Automatic Authentication
Reader authentication
Medium Secondary packaging: box,
Primary packaging: blister pack, plastic products (by means of injection molding technology)
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost Price on request
Required equipment Sensor/Reader
Vertification level Rights holders possessing the correct reader
N.B.
Description The system consists of a magnetic, ultra-thin encoded thread and a corresponding sensor/reader. The thread is composed of a an alloy mixture of metals surrounded by a glass coating. Through the generation of a specific magnetic field the magnetic properties of the FluxSecure thread can be read using a sensor to verify the product’s authenticity (green/red response). The magnetic properties can be adjusted by varying the alloy as well as the thickness and length of the thread. The alloy mixtures can be custom-made and are not reproducible.
 
Strengths Invisible;
Can be easily integrated into existing products such as folding boxes, blister packs and may also e embedded into plastic products;
Impossible to copy (alloy mixture customizable and not reproducible);
Automatic authentication using a reader or sensor;
Handheld reader without line of sight (even through heavy or metallic packaging materials);
 
Limitations Do not guarantee product integrity or tamper evidence used by itself: pack can be refilled and reused;
Person needs to know where to “read” the thread;
Application for authentication only available for rights holders and authorities, not user verifiable for now;
Cost;
 
  Links: http://www.schreiner-prosecure.com/index.php?id=2304&L=3

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